William Robinson (né Foubister) | London | Hogan Lovells

William Robinson (né Foubister)

Counsel Litigation, Arbitration, and Employment




William Robinson (né Foubister)
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As counsel in the London litigation practice, William focuses on financial services disputes, investigations and contentious regulatory matters. He frequently helps guide institutional clients through their interactions with regulators globally, and also when their disputes lead to litigation.

William's experience encompasses a range of High Court litigation and regulator-led investigations, often with an international element. This has involved helping clients formulate a strategic approach to a number of competing objectives; minimizing institutional risk and engaging effectively with authorities.

William has undertaken a six-month secondment to the legal team of a leading international bank and has also acted on a number of complex, high value commercial disputes, including with a fraud-related element.  

Representative experience

Acting on one of The Lawyer's top 20 cases for 2022, for the Ukrainian bank, PrivatBank, in its $3 billion fraud claim against its former owners, Igor Kolomoisky and Gennadiy Bogolyubov.

Acting for a leading bank in a complex portfolio of litigation with a regulatory context.

Advising a leading bank on investigations into benchmarks and on engaging with regulators and authorities in multiple jurisdictions.

Negotiating a settlement through mediation for a leading institution in a dispute arising from a guarantee.

Acting for a FTSE 250 corporate client in relation to a shareholder dispute.


  • L.P.C., London, 2013
  • LL.B. Law, University of Durham, 2011
Court admissions
  • England and Wales